Originally Posted by aksargon14
The WSS finals was mandatory in order to place in ones respective division? Correct me if I'm wrong, but this should be changed next year...
This issue has gone back and forth and no matter how it's scored, there are always folks who want it the other way.
For the format we had this last year, there is no way it could have worked to not be a mandatory finals. With so many events in the series, we couldn't make players play over half of the events, that would just be too many and hardly anyone would get all their events in. That left it so players only had to play 3 events. But with only 3 events required, the finals have to be mandatory, otherwise you could end up with three different players in one division who never played against each other, got first in all their events, and all tie with a "perfect" score.
In order to be a true state series, we need to force players from across the state to play against each other to win the title of champion. As long as that goal is accomplished, I'm okay with either a mandatory or non-mandatory finals.